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Beautiful romantic getaway in the midst of nature

Review of DueNorth Saur Cottages , Kanatal

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  • Destination 6.4/7
  • Location 6.4/7
  • Appearance 6.6/7
  • Front Office 6.1/7
  • Service 6.6/7
  • Room 6.1/7
  • Food & Drink 6.1/7
  • Activities 5.6/7

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Dips Barua

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  • Dips Barua
  • Lives in Delhi
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  • 2 Reviews
  •  1029 readers
  • 6.7/7
  •  Posted May 19, 2015
At the very beginning, I want readers who are looking for a luxury, 5 star Resort should immediately look away from this review because the cottage can simply be described in 2 points, Home Stay & A Eco Village Tourism.

Have been looking for a place & property which doesn't fall into the usual 'touristy' tag. Where you are not over bothered by other obnoxious guests. Where other guests share the same kind of interest, perhaps.

My one of the very good friend suggested this place. Had a chat with Meghann, the estate manager and paid advance for 1 night in way back in March 2015. Something or the other turned up and we couldn't visit till I decided that it was just enough. So, on 15th May, we started in the morning from Delhi and in no time reached the place. As soon as we reached the path leading to the Saur village I was just exhilarated just by the scene in front of me. Nestled between the mountains, was the Saur Village. The mountains were surprisingly green around this time of the year. We could see fields of golden and green wheat crop swaying around gently. The breeze was just enough to make you feel very comfortable though it was quite sunny. A trail leads from the road towards the property and I was more happy when I saw it. A perfectly restored village house. We were offered the main cottage which had 2 bedrooms, 1 dining. Even the wash-room was very interesting as the rooms were on the raised platform the wash-room was in the ground floor. Here, most of the big houses are built like this. People make their rooms on the raised platform and beneath it is used as storage. The cottages have the typical village setting. The roof was made up of chiselled stones and walls are made to look like of mud. Wood is used plentifully for support. There is another unit which is smaller than that which consists of 2 separate unit each having 2 bedrooms. The view from the cottage is just pure joy if you love nature. Everything in the surrounding made me feel like I belonged here and only here. Absolutely no sound of any traffic whatsoever. The only sound, which is pleasant to the ears are that of birds, goats, buffaloes and occasional sound made by the villagers (even that is soothing). The hosts are excellent. Meghann is a wonderful lady with whom we became friends. Dinesh, Abhishek and Sanjay are the staff who are highly courteous. Sajay is the cook and he can very well cook. He also does food carvings too! And you know what? The corianders, potatoes, green peas, mint leaves, cucumber are all sourced locally. The property even has it's own kitchen garden! You would never find such fresh and untreated (no fertilizer, no pesticide) vegetables in city. Our stay was short but it was memorable.

Those who wants excitement, night party, should definitely stay away from such places as it's absolutely a laid back, nature loving environment. There is nothing to do except appreciate the beauty of the nature, do few treks. Oh yes! It's a paradise for photographers
Dips Barua's rating on...
  • Destination 7/7
  • Location 7/7
  • Appearance 7/7
  • Front Office 6.5/7
  • Service 7/7
  • Room 7/7
  • Food & Drink 6/7
  • Activities 6/7
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Atul dhawan

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  • Atul dhawan
  • Lives in Gurgaon
  • 1 Review
  •  452 readers
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  • 6.8/7
  •  Posted Oct 13, 2014
Behaviour of the staff member was friendly. I had some problem to reach the hotel. Rooms were neat and clean and all basic amenities were available like TV, geyser, etc. Mountain view was available from the room. I travelled there with my family for relaxation. Hotel was value for money and it is a recommendable hotel for tourists.
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  • Destination 7/7
  • Location 7/7
  • Appearance 7/7
  • Front Office 7/7
  • Service 7/7
  • Room 6/7
  • Food & Drink 6/7
  • Activities 7/7
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Ankit silmana

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  • Ankit silmana
  • 2 Reviews
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  • 7.0/7
  •  Posted Aug 23, 2014
It was conveniently located. It was very beautiful property. It is outside the city. Hotel was amazing. Staff were very familiar and very good. Room was very good, neat, clean and spacious. Stay in the room was comfortable. AC was not there and it was also not required. There was mountain view from the room. No delay during check-in and check-out. Food quality was good. Non veg and veg both food was available. Totally satisfied with each and everything. It was very good point for meditation.
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  • Destination 7/7
  • Location 7/7
  • Appearance 7/7
  • Front Office 7/7
  • Service 7/7
  • Room 7/7
  • Food & Drink 7/7
  • Activities 7/7
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Satish Pullela

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  • Satish Pullela
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 1 Review
  •  1081 readers
  • 6.5/7
  •  Posted Oct 21, 2013
Saur Cottage where family suite is self sufficient in itself with a separate room for kids and dining hall. Service staff is prompt. It is surrounded by greenery and it has ample space in front of cottage to relax. It is on 10 km inside on Kanatal and Chamba route. For outdoor enthusiasts, other activities will also be arranged which are not part of stay. Our stay was pleasant with family and my kids enjoyed it. We did not opt for any outdoor activities.
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  • Destination 6/7
  • Location 7/7
  • Appearance 7/7
  • Front Office 6/7
  • Service 6.5/7
  • Room 7/7
  • Food & Drink 6.5/7
  • Activities 6/7
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Vijay nandula

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  • Vijay nandula
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 1 Review
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  • 6.5/7
  •  Posted Oct 2, 2013
If you are like us who wanted to spend some quality time with family, away from all the day-to-day running around, I would strongly recommend Saur Cottage at Kanatal.

This year we wanted to visit a place which is quiet, beautiful, and peaceful. And we found this wonderful place called Saur Cottage in Kanatal. This place was beyond what we had imagined it would be. We found no TV, facebook, emails, phones, or any of such distractions, as there is no connection from any of the networks (except for BSNL). If you truly want to find yourself, this is the place to visit.

Every day we woke-up with the birds chirping. The staff was ready to serve us hot Tea early in the morning. A delicious, healthy, and out of pan breakfast was served by 8:30. Every meal was freshly made with most of the local ingredients. We had the day for ourselves to meditate, take a walk into the nature, or quietly read a book. A guide was there with us all the time to visit the villages around.

The weather was lovely so we walked every day for hours together, picking-up the local fruit and berries on the way.

This place is photographers / artists paradise.
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  • Destination 7/7
  • Location 6.5/7
  • Appearance 7/7
  • Front Office 6/7
  • Service 6.5/7
  • Room 6.5/7
  • Food & Drink 6.5/7
  • Activities 6/7
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